Sunday sight: Calamus winery

Sunday sight: Calamus winery
This beautiful little winery was a new one for the yearly wine tour. Calamus is Latin for archer. The land (like in many agricultural areas) turns up arrowheads. So Calamus Winery is an homage to its history.

When you can’t say it

When you can't say it
‘No comment’ is a splendid expression. I am using it again and again. Winston Churchill A fellow PR practitioner shared his ink recently. “No comment” is a known no-no as a spokesperson, making it ironic. The other is just a good lesson given our reputations are everything.  Read more stories ‘Behind the ink.’

Sunday sight: Half moon

Sunday sight: Half moon
This picture was snapped through my telescope at our farm in northern Alberta last Sunday. Very little light pollution in our rural area.

Sunday sight: Summer of Will Power

Sunday sight: Summer of Will Power
Headed out to Indy Toronto last weekend. Not quite as loud as NASCAR, although ear plugs are great to have handy.  We enjoyed a gorgeous day, with a beautiful view panoramic view of the city. Driver Will Power – who is apparently on fire right now – took home the title. ​​

#ROMink

#ROMink
“Marking the skin places people in relationships that are social, political and cosmological.” Until September, the Royal Ontario Museum is showing TATTOOS. Ritual. Identity. Obsession. Art. Unlike My Story. My Tattoo. in Guelph, ON, this exhibit really was a history lesson (5000 years in the making) on body ink. Read more stories ‘Behind the ink.’

Saturday sight: Centre Alberta

Saturday sight: Centre Alberta
A common misconception is that Edmonton is in northern Alberta. Turns out the community of Swan Hills – a couple hours NW – is actually the geographic centre of the province. It’s found on aptly named Grizzly Trail highway. 

Saturday sight: Snye Park

Saturday sight: Snye Park
The last time I’d been to Fort McMurray’s Snye Park was a couple years ago. Construction wasn’t done then but the sunset remains beautiful. 2014 2016

2016 Canadian social media statistics

2016 Canadian social media statistics
Dave Scholz of Leger @dave_sholz and Alex Sévigny of McMaster University @alexsevigny presented 2016 Canadian social media usage data at the March 2, 2016 Canadian Public Relations Society – Toronto event. Here are the highlights: [<a href=”//storify.com/dibegin/cprsto-social-media-reality-check-3-0″ target=”_blank”>View the story “#CPRSTO: Social Media Reality Check 3.0” on Storify</a>]

When you just know

When you just know
“He who knows others is wise; he who knows himself is enlightened.” Lao Tzu Sometimes you know yourself just enough. “It means “Know thyself.” After which I’m always asked, “Oh? So, do you?” No, that’s the whole reason I got it :)” Paul    Read more stories ‘Behind the Ink.’

Sunday sight: Brassaii

Sunday sight: Brassaii
Met a friend for brunch today at Brassaii. In the almost 5 years I’ve lived in Toronto, we’ve been there for everything from dancing to breakfast. Hadn’t been there in a while and I always forget about the its view of the CN Tower, which is just beautiful day or night.    But it was ...